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Sport and Society for Arete - Sport is the Thing

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

At certain times on the calendar the volume and quality of sport on offer to fans and competitors alike overflows the capacity for any single person to absorb. It is an embarrassment of riches and at present we are in the midst of one such bonanza of events. Where to begin?

Rookie Wins The Indianapolis 500

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.31.2016 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Rookie Alexander Rossi rolled the dice on fuel and hit the jackpot winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunda...

Indy 500 2016: How Much It Costs to Go to Indianapolis 500

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports
GOBankingRates

By Andrew DePietro, Contributor The 2016 Indianapolis 500 will be on Sunday, May 29, marking the event's 100th anniversary. Winner of the 2015 Indy...

How would you have handled going 140mph with Mario Andretti?

Dayvee Sutton | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
Dayvee Sutton

If you didn't already know, well then let me explain it to you- I'm a gear-head. I love motorsports. I didn't learn this about myself until about si...

$60k in 23 Days: How IndyCar Fans Crowdfunded the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Matthew Knell

After a tough month of May, and a hard-fought finish in the 2015 Indianapolis 500, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann took a second checkered flag later that day when her #GetInvolved campaign completed -- with a surprise result.

Women Make Significant Gains During The Indy 500's First Century

Alicia Jessop | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Alicia Jessop

Walking the grid, one quickly realizes that women have entwined themselves with every part of race day operations at the Indianapolis 500. From pit crews to news reporters and over the wall personnel to engineers, women serve a role in every component of the Indy 500.

Sam Schmidt: Inspiration to Racing Fans, Inspiration to Us All

James M. Clash | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
James M. Clash

My connection with Sam Schmidt is personal. Twelve years ago he allowed me to live out a boyhood dream of averaging a 200-mph lap in an Indy car, a risky proposition even for pro drivers. I was just an adventure journalist.

Laid-Back Charlotte, NC - at 170 MPH in an Indy car!

James M. Clash | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

Charlotte is known by most tourists for its laid-back, southern charm. But to auto racing fans it's the capital of NASCAR, with its famous "Hall of Fame Museum" downtown.

7 Reasons Why the Indy 500 Is Still the Greatest Race in the World

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports
Matthew Knell

After four straight years of exciting finishes, the addition of a new title sponsor, and a deeper and more diverse field of drivers than has been seen in years, the luster appears to be returning to the Indianapolis 500.

How One Driver's Indy 500 Race Will Help Save Lives

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Matthew Knell

She is a 30-year-old IndyCar driver from England, who now resides in Indianapolis. Without a full-time team, she represents one of these drivers who spends a great deal of time putting together her race schedule -- working with teams and sponsors to help find the funding for another chance.

On Foot: A Guide to Indy's Walkable Neighborhoods

WHERE | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
WHERE

For all the car culture that surrounds Indianapolis when it's time for the Indy 500 or the Brickyard 400, you might be surprised that one of best ways to explore this midwestern city is on foot.

22 Reasons The Midwest Is The Best

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.12.2013 | Travel

1. Open roads 2. Steak 'n Shake 3. The Great Lakes 4. Paul Bunyan's birthplace 5. The Mall of America 6. The actual Field of Dreams 7. Cheese sc...

Palin Rejects What?

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and her husband Todd recently had a chance to try out Google Glass, a form of wearable technology, but passed up on...

Another Indy 500 for the Ages

Josh Farmer | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Josh Farmer

In the end, a great and deserving driver was in victory lane in Tony Kanaan. Kanaan led every one of his previous starts at the Brickyard, but never led the one that counted.

Ed Carpenter's Indy 500 Chances

Josh Farmer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Ed Carpenter is a rare breed in Indycar today being an owner/driver in a series dominated by multicar teams and rich team owners owners. This weekend, however, he shut out the field and won the pole for the Indianapolis 500.

What's YOUR Super Bowl?

Zach Veach | Posted 04.17.2013 | Teen
Zach Veach

The Super Bowl reminded me that we're all working towards what we see as our top goal, our end result. As we continue to reach for those goals and realize those dreams, the stakes get higher and the obstacles far greater.

Indycar on the Upswing Heading for the Indy 500

Josh Farmer | Posted 07.23.2012 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Memorial Day Weekend -- to some it means the beginning of summer, kids out of school, families planning vacations; but for us race fans, it means it's time for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing -- The Indianapolis 500. It's not just a race; it is a national pastime.

Is Danica Patrick Bad For Women?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Is Danica Patrick being scrutinized unfairly for her sexy public image?

Crowning a Champion in Indianapolis (Again)

Zach Veach | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Zach Veach

I remind myself to never fail to dream big -- I dream of someday taking the checkered flag in the Indianapolis 500-mile race.

Motor Racing, 2012

Steve Parker | Posted 03.18.2012 | Sports
Steve Parker

NASCAR gets ancient throttle body fuel injection to replace ancient carburetors, Formula 1 still isn't coming to America and IndyCar is striving to just stay alive. Let's take a stroll...

IndyCar Driver Killed In Crash Was Sponsored By Justin Timberlake's Label

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.16.2011 | Style

Justin Timberlake's clothing brand, William Rast, lost a brand representative when Dan Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, died in a 15-car c...

Our Guide To Family Vacations In Indiana

The Huffington Post | Susan Miller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Indiana can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've...

Our Guide To Indianapolis Family Vacations

The Huffington Post | Robert Anthony | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Indianapolis can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on doing pre-trip homework. To make planning eas...

WATCH: Hildebrand Crashes On Final Lap Of Indy 500

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.29.2011 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — JR Hildebrand was one turn away from winning the Indianapolis 500 on his very first try. Then, within sight of the checkered fla...

The Indy 500 Celebrates Its 100th Year

Kate Kelly | Posted 07.25.2011 | Sports
Kate Kelly

The auto race known as the Indy 500 will celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 30, 2011. When you consider that Henry Ford did not even introduce the Model T until 1908, it does pique one's curiosity about automobile racing and Indianapolis in 1911.